Amazon has launched a new speaker in the Amazon Echo Show range and the new product is called the Amazon Echo Show 5. This new product will sport a 5.5-inch display. Some of the new features added to this product are the inclusion of wikihow videos which have the ‘how-to’ videos on different subjects, smarter home control options, fresh routines for the morning and evening which are customizable, and some new features on privacy as well. To be released in two colours, white and black, the Amazon Echo Show 5 has a HD camera as well as a built-in camera shutter.
Amazon has started accepting pre-orders for the new device and the product is likely to be delivered in the month of July. Amazon is positioning this new model of home speaker as a more affordable product for the customers.
Hungama is another pre-loaded feature, with the user having to just say “Alexa play the latest music videos” and view the videos on the display screen. When Amazon has built a product, why would it not include Amazon Prime videos? Watch your favourite movies and shows on the screen, though it is just 5.5inches. It may feel more like a mobile screen, but you need not hold it in your hands. Amazon has added a few TV channels from which you may be able to view news clips from time to time.
Amazon Music, Saavn, Gaana, Hungama Music, and TuneIn are other sources from where you can draw your daily entertainment of your choice.
In terms of making voice and video calls, you can use the Amazon Echo Show 5 to speak with your friends and contacts if they also own any of Echo Spot or Echo Show speakers. The Alexa app can be used to make calls and even Skype calls can be made through this device.
As indicated in the title, the Amazon Echo Show 5 will be sold in India at Rs 8,999.